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I think I had a revelation

Maybe this is why I don’t typically “fit” in women’s ministries and bible studies and MOPS groups

In this issue of get born (getbornmag.com) Kathy and my “true confessions” blog posts are going to be included to start a running segment in the magazine and on the blog. I think maybe I should have included this one:

Often, when it’s warm outside, my toddler is napping and my 6 year old is in school, I change into a slinky tank top, sit on the balcony with my macbook and smoke a clove cigarette…or 2.



  1. Tia Lynn — April 30, 2008 #

    Oh, you heathen you! :)

  2. Mak — April 30, 2008 #

    I know, and you can even see my bra strap, it doesn’t get more inappropriate than tha

  3. Erin — April 30, 2008 #

    Wow. That brings back memories. Haven’t had one in years…

  4. Julie Clawson — April 30, 2008 #

    Because that’s the only reason why you wouldn’t fit in… :)

    My mom just informed me that she’s signing me up for MOPS at her church and paying my way for once we move to Austin. I can still of course decide if I want to go, but she wanted me to get in now… oh boy.

  5. Mak — April 30, 2008 #

    LOL - touche’

    yeah, MOPS and me just haven’t gotten along the few times I’ve given it an honest try.

  6. Tia Lynn — April 30, 2008 #

    If you think cigs are bad, you should see the three-foot high hookah pipe I have in my fun room. :) Flavored tobacco anyone? Coconut? Grape? Peach? Yum-Yum. :) I had a woman from church over and when she saw it, she asked if I was into dominatrix! LOL :)

  7. Mak — April 30, 2008 #

    ROFLOL that’s fantastic.

  8. sonja — April 30, 2008 #

    these are the times when I really hate being allergic to smoking … cause I’d join you.

    and I never did get into MOPS … I hated the name. I thought it was stupid. It was all I could do to get to Bible Study and be a good girl there … I had nothing left for anything else. Eventually I failed at that too … I suck.

  9. Heather — May 1, 2008 #

    Wait…you have to pay for MOPS? Yikes.

    More power to the clove smokers who flaunt their bra straps :)

    *raising fist of solidarity*

    When I become a mother of a preschooler can we make a club? Of course…the reality is that your preschooler likely won’t be a preschooler anymore when/if this ever happens so….

    Can I come over and smoke a clove with you sometime?

    :) I like your Moms of Preschoolers club better…it’s more inclusive.


  10. caroline tomlin — May 3, 2008 #

    wow, think i need to meet you, and u make me realize that there is more than one of ‘us’ out there who needs to start a smoking/drinking/hookah MOPS

  11. Mak — May 3, 2008 #

    caroline - LOL - around here we call them martini play dates ;) But the only way you find those is if you have mostly people who are not of a christian persuasion lol

  12. kendra — May 3, 2008 #

    hey! I might have kids if you and my sister (caroline) start that hookah-MOPS thing…OH, but not “hooker” MOPS, k?

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  14. Eric Blauer — May 13, 2008 #

    Brilliant!!! Love it.

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